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Holland to make another rehab start Sunday

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have yet to name a starting pitcher for Sunday's series finale against the Royals, but don't count on it being left-hander Derek Holland.

Holland is scheduled to make his sixth rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock in Las Vegas on Sunday. He pitched five-plus innings for Round Rock on Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out seven and walking three in his longest rehab outing yet. Holland has missed all of this season while rehabbing from left knee surgery.

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"Right now, he's pitching in Las Vegas," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "We'll see how we get through the next two days against the Royals and we'll see who's pitching on Sunday."

Washington has Miles Mikolas slated to start Monday's series opener against the Mariners, followed by fellow right-hander Nick Martinez on Tuesday, allowing them both to pitch on five days' rest. When Holland will make his season debut has yet to be determined.

"We'll let Holland do what he's got to do in Vegas and then we'll make that decision," said Washington.

Christian Corona is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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